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Bonkers for Bluebells in Bloom

Bonkers for Bluebells in Bloom

Bluebells steal the spring scene Every late April and early May my garden is flooded by a sea of bluebells. Strolling through the garden seems more like wading through a shallow blue pool. I typically go a bit bonkers over these blooms as they transform […]

Stoop With a View: Good Morning Bluebells

Stoop With a View: Good Morning Bluebells

Beautiful backyard bluebells My back stoop covers just about enough space to provide resting and reading room for one husky guy and two beefy bulldogs (given the pups opt to hold court on the lower step). A maple mantled in moss shades our eyes and a feeble rail triumphs as shelving for […]

If Winter Comes, Can Spring Be Far Behind?

If Winter Comes, Can Spring Be Far Behind?

I thought the last line in Shelley’s  Ode to the West Wind, a fitting title and tribute to the contrast in seasons as viewed from my back porch; in essence, what we have to enjoy, and what we have to look forward to in the coming months.

Ringing in the Return of the Bluebells

Ringing in the Return of the Bluebells

Bluebells in my backyard dreamscape Outside my backdoor in the shade of a gnarled friend, the bigleaf maple The first time I recall seeing a forest floor carpeted in bluebells was in the movie Howard’s End. In a dreamlike state, Vanessa Redgrave as Ruth Wilcox was drifting through a sea […]